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Painter to the king

By: Sackville, Amy

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1783783923 / 9781783783922
Paperback
823.92
04/04/2019
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England
Historic novels
20 cm xiii, 319 pages : illustrations (black and white)
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Reprint. Originally published: 2018.

This is a portrait of Diego Velazquez, from his arrival at the court of King Philip IV of Spain, to his death 38 years and scores of paintings later. It is a portrait of a relationship that is not quite a friendship, between an artist and his subject. It is a portrait of a ruler, always on duty, and increasingly burdened by a life of public expectation and repeated private grief. And it is a portrait of a court collapsing under the weight of its own excess.

Unfolding through series of masterly set-pieces and glancing sketches, this is a novel of brilliance, imagination and sheer style -- about what is shown and what is seen, about art and life.

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FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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